CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded by the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library to graduating high school seniors who reside in ZIP codes 92007 or 92024. For the past nine years, the Friends have provided scholarships to students from Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia and Olivenhain. Last year’s recipients are heading to medical and musical careers.
Applications must include a maximum 500-word essay by the students discussing how their own library experiences have affected them, their reasons and plans for pursuing higher education in 2014, and describing their special interests and extra-curricular activities. In addition, applications must contain two letters of recommendation from non-family members, a copy of a public library card, proof of residence in ZIP code 92007 or 92024, and a copy of their current high school ID card.
Applications are available at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, in downloadable form at friendscardifflibrary.org/ and at school counselor’s offices. The original application and supporting documents should be sent to: Scholarship Panel, Friends of the Cardiff by the Sea Library, P.O. Box 657, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007, or hand-delivered to the Cardiff Library. All applications, with all supporting documentation, must be received not later than 6 p.m. April 28, at the library, 2081 Newcastle Ave.
A panel of judges selected from the community will evaluate the applications, essays and supporting materials, and will select the top five candidates, who will be notified by May 30. The scholarships will be presented by the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library June 7 at the library. For further information or questions, contact Jenny Paschall, Scholarship Chair, at email@example.com, (760) 815-5602, or firstname.lastname@example.org.